Title

The Semiotics of (Im)mobilities: Two Discursive Case Studies of the System of Automobility

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

This chapter explores two different yet related illustrations of textual (im)mobilities within the system of automobility. The term textual (im)mobilities relates to the occurrence of texts within systems of mobilities and to the ways that these texts become meaningful by using the unique resources that these mobile systems afford. In other words, this chapter investigates what happens when texts and (im)mobilities meet. The chapter argues that (im)mobile textual performances are accomplished, and that these performances concern the semiotics of texts as much as they concern the semiotics of (auto)mobilities.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

The Semiotics of (Im)mobilities: Two Discursive Case Studies of the System of Automobility, in G. Pellegrino (Ed.), The Politics of Proximity: Mobility and Immobility in Practice, Routledge, p. 61-81

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